“Aurora” by Julia Contacessi
Julia’s painting is featured on our free printable 2016 artist collaboration calendar for the month of July that we shared back in January here.
I have followed Julia for several years now on Instagram here and I love to follow along Julia’s creative journey and see her beautiful paintings each day. Julia is such a creative inspiration for me.
Here’s a peak at Julia’s Instagram here:
I’m always taken away and pulled into Julia’s paintings that are the perfect blend of color, texture and layers. I love the serene and etherial feeling that Julia’s paintings evokes.
“Hummingbird” Julia Contacessi
“Equinox” Julia Contacessi
Julia is a painter residing in Connecticut with her husband, Mario, and little guy, Neo. Julia’s work has been featured in Domino Magazine and her paintings can be found in many galleries across the U.S. Julia also has an online shop on her website here.
“Ever After” Julia Contacessi
With a focus on color, texture and composition, Julia strives to delivers an atmospheric, feel-good effect in every one of her pieces. The artistic influence of Helen Frankenthaler and her belief that there is “no formula” and the artist should “let the picture lead you where it must go,” are principles that Julia embraces. In addition, finding beauty in the contrasting nature of things, much like artist Patricia Larsen, is what Julia seeks through her work.
“Divinity” Julia Contacessi
Julia says her “style is single-minded and focused on the simplicity of beauty in the moment”. “My goal is to drown out the noise and clutter to find a sense of calm. The end result is clean, fresh and modern”.
“Windblown” Julia Contacessi